Tomppa <tofors99@newsgroup> wrote:
> I have always been a fan of Standard 2003/2008 Domains and not the SBS
> version. But SBS2008 keeps coming up here and there. Could anyone
> please explain what a company will lose in features/possibilities if
> chosing SBS2008 instead of Standard 2008.
> - a SBS2008 cannot make a trust to another DC, right?
Not sure what you mean as you don't set up a trust to a DC regardless. In
SBS you can't set up trusts to other *domains*.
The SBS box must hold all FSMO roles.
However, you can have additional DCs, additional AD sites, etc.
SBS2008 doesn't run W2008 R2 and you can't upgrade to it (they may release a
new version of SBS for that)
SBS2008 doesn't run Enterprise (but eh ...not a huge deal)
You can't "break out" the bundled bits of SBS, such as Exchange, to run them
on another server (although if you get SBS2008 Standard it comes with a
license to run SQL and a license to run W2008 Std on a separate server).
You do get Exchange 2007 Standard, Remote Web Workplace, and other cool
stuff. I'm a fan. Make sure you have some good robust hardware to run this
> is there a whitepaper on how to migrate from Standard 2003 domain to
There's one for SBS2003 to SBS2008 and you can ignore the SBS2003 bits. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Really, it's pretty easy if you aren't using Exchange already.
I'm setting up my reply to crosspost to the SBS2003 group in case people
have any other suggestions. There's an SBS 2008 group on a different
server - check out www.sbs2008
for info on how to access it.